Aflatoxins in Nigerian Groundnut: Continuous Threat to Health, Agriculture and Foreign Trade, Policy Brief 35

Vabi, M B and Ogara, I and Toba, A F and Oluwabaniwo, F and Alabi, O and Ajeigbe, H A and Denloye, S (2018) Aflatoxins in Nigerian Groundnut: Continuous Threat to Health, Agriculture and Foreign Trade, Policy Brief 35. ICRISAT.

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Abstract

Groundnut is the most common host of aflatoxin world wide. In Nigeria, this crop is largely grown by resource-limited farmers under rainfed conditions. Most of the groundnut and groundnut-based products grown and/or sold in Nigeria contain varying quantities of aflatoxins. At least 30% of groundnut grains and seeds sold on local markets are contaminated by aflatoxins, with 25-83% of them exceeding permissible levels for many countries, including Nigeria. Aflatoxin contaminations are higher in local groundnut varieties than in improved ones. Similarly, 87-100% of kuli kuli consumed in Nigeria is contaminated by aflatoxins; the situation of many other groundnut-based products are not very different from that of kuli kuli. This Policy Brief is an integral component of proactive measures being taken to create awareness and sustain on going measures to effectively manage aflatoxin contamination in groundnut and other crops prone to aflatoxin contamination. Other measures include regular use of good agricultural practices, consistent enforcement of pertinent existing, and constant re-assessment and revision of policies, regulations and evolving biological control methods.

Item Type: Other
Divisions: Research Program : West & Central Africa
CRP: UNSPECIFIED
Uncontrolled Keywords: Aflatoxins, Nigeria, Groundnut
Subjects: Others > Nigeria
Mandate crops > Groundnut
Others > African Agriculture
Others > Aflatoxins
Depositing User: Mr Ramesh K
Date Deposited: 22 Oct 2018 08:41
Last Modified: 22 Oct 2018 08:41
URI: http://oar.icrisat.org/id/eprint/10903
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